Patrick “Bonner” Maher was born on October 12th, 1989. Patrick plays for the Lorrha club. Patrick made his Senior inter-county debut for Tipperary against Waterford in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup, lining out at left half-forward. Patrick scored a goal against Clare in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup Final. Patrick made his debut in the National Hurling League in February 2009, lining out at centre-forward against Waterford and scoring a point in a 2-13 to 1-12 Tipperary victory. Patrick made his Championship debut at left half-forward against Wexford in the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers, scoring two points from play. Patrick lined out at left half-forward in the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final, helping Tipperary to defeat Kilkenny. Patrick also won an All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling medal in 2010, lining out in the half-forward line and scoring a goal in the All-Ireland final against Galway.
Patrick won Munster and All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals in 2007, scoring 3-2 from play in the 2007 Minor Championship. Patrick won a County Intermediate Hurling title with his club in 2007 and helped Banagher Colleges win the Leinster Vocational schools title in 2007. Patrick was also on the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling panel which lost the 2008 Munster Final to Limerick. Patrick won 4 Munster Senior Hurling medals (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015) and a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal in 2010. Patrick was nominated for an All-Star award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, winning an All-Star at centre-forward in 2014. Patrick was selected as the 2012 Munster Senior Hurler of the Year. Patrick won an Inter-Provincial medal with Munster in 2013.
Championship debut – 2010 vs. Wexford
Number of Appearances – 26
Scored – 3-13